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  • Does anyone know the pro’s and con’s between the two?

    Posted by WP_Graphics on November 16, 2002 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve been using Coreldraw to design my work then export it as AI then (eventually, after a lot of messing about) cutting in Flexisign. I now want to use just one program that I can cut and print that has the designing ease of Coreldraw.

    When Victory were last up in Aberdeen I was shown Easysign which looked really really good and files could be interchanged with corel at the click of a button..

    But….

    Everyone on here seems to use Signlab… Does anyone know the pro’s and con’s between the two??

    Also, VMP????????

    Cheers

    Gav

    Henry Barker replied 20 years ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    November 17, 2002 at 12:11 pm

    i dont use easysign gav… flexi or anything else for that matter.
    without going into it all..
    signlab lets me do anything “well just about” that i could want to do with regards to cutting vinyl. not only does it have umpteen functions. the more you use it , it becomes like your pencil case… messing around and finding out possibilities that can be achieved without it actualy being a function of the program is not uncommon… to this day i still find loads of small tricks it hides up it sleeve.
    on the other side of the coin i use photoshop 6 for creating images for printing. do not be mixed up with photopaint 6… photoshop is world famous and is used everywhere from web designs to newspaper companies like “the sun” im still only an amateur at the photoshop game… far far behind the likes of bob gilliland etc and bob still regards himself as no expert… 😮 he does know his stuff none the less…
    my biggest problem is, im a very hands on person. if you show me somthing i will do it first or second time and wont forget…
    hand me a manual and im there for days… it just doesnt sink in…
    maybe the fact im reading it on the toilet seat and after a few days ive lost all sense of my legs 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
    two great programs with all you would ever need. importing, exporting, converting etc all takes time. settle with one or two programmes and get on with learning… signlab has won awards simply on the fact it is so user friendly.

    anyway… im trying to get back into my demos as i have loads of pics taken.. i will also be doing some simple signlab demos as requested by eddie cotter… 😉

  • Henry Barker

    Member
    November 17, 2002 at 9:23 pm

    Talking of Signlab….how many have the “learn Signlab” CD set by Rob Ivers and marketed by Cadlink….I think with its Lotus Screen cams its a great training tool.

    I have a Dell Precision workstation with dual monitor graphics card, you can have your signlab open in one monitor and the training CD in the other.

    A great learning aid for anyone considering Signsoftware. I still use my Gerber Omega the most, but that’s because it came first for me many years ago…but Signlab has some great features, and must be one of the best on the market at the moment.

  • WP_Graphics

    Member
    November 17, 2002 at 11:39 pm

    I had a look at the signlab options – what would some one advise me going for..? I had a look at E6 prices 😮 😮 😮 😮 eh, one word, EXPENSIVE and second two words CAN’T AFFORD….

    PLEASE help!!

    Gav

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    November 18, 2002 at 12:43 am

    Why do you do all your design work in coral Gav ? If you already have flexisign why arent you using this for design ?
    I am not a flexi user myself but I have been led to believe it is a good program. Lorraine uses flexi I believe maybe you should have a chat with her, she might be able to give you some pointers.
    If you cant afford to buy signlab e6 right out why dont you buy the modules you need right now and add the rest as an when you can afford to.

  • Bob Gilliland

    Member
    November 18, 2002 at 12:44 am

    Henry,

    I have a copy of the SL e6 Made Easy. Definitely helped me “ramp up” on e6 quicker then if I had to discover much on my own. A double thumbs up in my opinion. By the way, the “e6” version doesn’t use the Lotus Screen Cam.

    Gav,

    I have little to no Flexi, VMP, or Easysign experience, so I am unable to directly answer your first question. However, I would like to address your most recent post. Don’t fall pray to false economies; it’s a very expensive lesson to learn. I “talked” about this before in some of my first posting earlier this year. Take some time and read the Router Talk post; it covers more then just “router” stuff and attempts to illustrate the falsity of buying “on the cheap”. More then willing to expand on the topic here if you would like.

    My desire is not to discourage you or anyone else from acquiring and using “cheaper” products for production, but to help identify a difference between “cheap”, “inexpensive”, and “value” when looking “at the bigger picture”. Please remember, my opinions only; doesn’t make me “right” and someone else “wrong” or vise a versa.

  • Henry Barker

    Member
    November 18, 2002 at 6:34 am

    Hi Bob,

    Although I now have SL E6, my SL made easy CD’s were for SL5, what’s the difference with the E6 learning CD’s??